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  • López Obrador sends letter on immigration to Obama

    01/13/2009 11:45:18 AM PST · by GoRepGo · 14 replies · 595+ views ^ | January 12, 2009 | Geovana Ruano Fonseca
    Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the 2006 Mexican Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) presidential candidate, who inaugurated himself the legitimate president of Mexico with a following of more than 2 million people, said that on Saturday he wrote a letter to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to find a solution for the immigration issue. In 2006, López Obrador contested the Mexican presidential election claiming it was fraudulent. The leader of the leftist party, PRD, organized a meeting yesterday at City Hall in San Luis Río Colorado where close to 300 PRD militants attended including members of the Labour Party - Partido del Trabajo...
  • Mexican Rebels Claim Pipeline Attacks

    09/10/2007 3:53:31 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 35 replies · 1,499+ views
    Associated Press via Breitbart ^ | Sep 10, 2007 | MIGUEL HERNANDEZ
    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) - A shadowy leftist guerrilla group took credit for a string of explosions that ripped apart at least six Mexican oil and gas pipelines Monday, rattling financial markets and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in lost production. The six explosions could be seen miles away, and set off fires that sent flames and black smoke shooting high above the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. At least a dozen pipelines, most carrying natural gas, were affected, said Jesus Reyes Heroles, the head of Mexico's oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, without providing specifics. He said there would be hundreds...
  • A year after defeat, Mexican leftist fades away (ObraGore .. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador)

    07/01/2007 5:43:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 483+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/1/07 | Catherine Bremer
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leftist who a year ago was a hair's breadth from winning Mexico's presidency was reduced to political artifact on Sunday, drawing a fraction of his old crowds to an anniversary rally. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who insists his razor-thin defeat to Felipe Calderon in the July 2, 2006, election was rigged, has spent most of the past year crisscrossing Mexico to declare himself the "legitimate president." While Sunday's rally attracted tens of thousands of people, numbers were far fewer than the estimated 300,000 who turned out for Lopez Obrador in the run-up to the election...
  • Mexican president cuts his own salary

    12/05/2006 5:21:02 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 444+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | December 4, 2006 | A.P.
    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Newly sworn-in president Felipe Calderon decreed a 10 percent pay cut for himself and his cabinet members on Sunday, echoing a central campaign promise of the leftist rival he beat by a razor-thin margin. Calderon said in a televised speech that he would also slash government spending on everything from cell phone calls to foreign trips and increase transparency to avoid corruption. "We will give accounts of every peso that citizens have given to the government," Calderon said. "Transparency and accountability is the responsibility of every democratic government." Calderon said the spending cuts he signed in...
  • Calderon takes oath as Mexico president

    12/01/2006 9:23:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,094+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/1/06 | Ioan Grillo - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Felipe Calderon took the oath of office as Mexico's president Friday amid jeers and whistles, in a lightning-fast ceremony before congress that was preceded by a brawl between lawmakers divided over the tight presidential election. Calderon entered through a back door and appeared suddenly on the speaker's platform, which was the site of three days of fistfights and sit-ins by lawmakers seeking to control the stage. Physically protected by dozens of lawmakers and flanked by outgoing President Vicente Fox, Calderon swore to uphold the constitution in comments almost inaudible over the noise. Congress' leader ordered the national...
  • Surge in Violence Shocks Even Weary Mexico-(pile on Mexico is dangerous threads..)

    11/29/2006 3:45:24 AM PST · by Flavius · 11 replies · 794+ views
    washington post ^ | November 29, 2006 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    ZIHUATANEJO, Mexico -- Andr?s Sauzo collects newspapers, astoundingly grisly newspapers. There's the one with the close-up shot of a severed human head. There's the one with the wide-angle of a man hacked to death with a machete. But the worst in his bulky archive of drug-war gore rolled off the presses the day after someone found pieces of what used to be Sauzo's 24-year-old namesake. A hit man had decapitated Sauzo's son, then chopped off his arms and legs. The killer was so unconcerned about being brought to justice that he scrawled his own name and nickname -- "El Barby"...
  • U.S. Sen. Biden focuses on Mexico during talk

    11/28/2006 10:20:17 AM PST · by Dane · 29 replies · 735+ views
    The ^ | November 28, 2006 | Wayne Washington, AP
    U.S. Sen. Biden focuses on Mexico during talk U.S. Sen. Joe Biden, the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wants to get tough with Mexico, a country he called an “erstwhile democracy” with a “corrupt system” that can be blamed for illegal immigration and drug problems in the U.S. Biden, D-Del., was in Columbia on Monday in his first post-election trip to this first-in-the-South presidential primary state as he continues to line up support for his presidential bid. During a question-and-answer session before a group of more than 230 Columbia Rotary Club members, Biden was asked about immigration...
  • Lopez Obrador declares himself Mexico's 'legitimate president'

    11/20/2006 6:38:03 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 49 replies · 1,047+ views
    Excerpt - MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Defeated leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador donned a "presidential sash" before a crowd of thousands, calling himself Mexico's legitimate leader. Lopez Obrador called for "the start of construction of a new republic against a neo-fascist oligarchy" and announced the formation of a "parallel government" to "protect the rights of the people." In a symbolic "inauguration" in the capital city's central square, he said "it is an honor to be the legitimate president of Mexico." Followers of his Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) have threatened to disrupt president-elect Felipe Calderon's December 1 inauguration. Calderon...
  • Mexico leftist to swear in as "legitimate president"

    11/20/2006 1:25:20 PM PST · by Uncledave · 24 replies · 751+ views
    Rooters/Yahoo ^ | 11/20/2006 | Kieran Murray
    Mexico leftist to swear in as "legitimate president" By Kieran Murray Mon Nov 20, 1:19 PM ET MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's leftist opposition leader was to swear in as "legitimate president" on Monday to revive his flagging campaign against a July election he says was rigged and to prevent his conservative rival from running the country. Tens of thousands of supporters were expected to cram into Mexico City's vast Zocalo square to see Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador take an oath of office in a ceremony that has no legal weight but could mark the start of new street protests....
  • Parallel government takes 'office' today

    11/20/2006 9:11:36 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 669+ views ^ | 11/19/2006 | Marion Lloyd
    MEXICO CITY — "¡Presidente! ¡Presidente!" The murmur grew to a roar as Andrés Manuel López Obrador made his way through the throngs of working-class supporters gathered under a darkening sky. "You're not alone!" screamed one woman, nearly fainting after the former Mexico City mayor rewarded her with a kiss on the cheek. Others thrust out photos of López Obrador wearing the presidential sash, hoping for an autograph. The recent rally in a Mexico City slum might have been a stop on the leftist's campaign trail. Except that the presidential elections were over nearly five months ago. And the courts named...
  • Investigation of Oaxacan leftist org APPO requested, evidence of Hugo Chavez ties surfaces (Trans)

    11/01/2006 3:46:58 PM PST · by StJacques · 33 replies · 2,512+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | October 31, 2006 | Jorge Teherán ( translated by self )
    PRI members ask Segob to investigate financing of APPO The National College of Adherent Organizations of the PRI [Institutional Revolutionary Party] calls for the clarification of those who have supported the more than 160 days of protests which were carried out in Oaxaca Jorge Teherán El Universal (Mexico City) Tuesday 31 October 2006 6:31 p.m.   Organizations of the PRI demanded today of the Governmental Secretary, Carlos Abascal Carranza, to make publicly known who they find behind the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO), since it is known that "these movements cost." In a press conference, organizations adhering...
  • Leftists proclaim a ‘parallel’ government (Obragore's Mexican Revolution continues)

    09/17/2006 10:21:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 807+ views
    ap on Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/17/06 | Lisa J. Adams - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Supporters of defeated presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador named him leader of a ‘‘parallel government" Saturday during a mass meeting in the same square where President Vicente Fox celebrated Independence Day hours earlier with a giant military parade. Lopez Obrador’s supporters, who insist fraud denied the leftist the July 2 election, derided Fox as a ‘‘crook" during the parade. Fox and President-elect Felipe Calderon are both from the conservative National Action Party. After the parade passed, Lopez Obrador supporters moved back into the capital’s enormous main square, Zocalo. They set up temporary meeting places for the...
  • Mexico Reevaluates Venezuela Relations [Stolen Election - Obrador Prez]

    09/17/2006 8:39:50 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 17 replies · 523+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/17/06 | AP Staff
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico said Sunday that it is reevaluating its diplomatic relations with Venezuela after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez accused the Mexican government of stealing its country's recent presidential election. Chavez said last week that his government had not recognized the victory of Mexican ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon because of concerns about alleged election irregularities. Chavez apparently expanded on his allegations Saturday when interviewed by CNN at the Nonaligned Movement summit in Havana. According to a CNN anchor, Chavez again accused Mexico's conservative National Action Party of stealing the election, and said Calderon's campaign had "destroyed" the opportunity...
  • Leftists end Mexico City street protests

    09/15/2006 6:43:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 421+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/06 | Lisa J. Adams - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Supporters of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday ended the street protest that clogged the heart of the capital for nearly seven weeks, but they vowed to find other ways to resist the incoming conservative president. The announcement of the end of the protest camps came a day after President Vicente Fox decided to move Friday night's annual independence celebration away from the main square to avoid the protesters. The president moved the ceremony to the city of Dolores Hidalgo, 170 miles away. Mexican media quoted Interior Secretary Carlos Abascal as saying the feuding parties had...
  • Mexican officials to burn ballots (despite calls from both candidates to spare them)

    09/12/2006 9:06:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 453+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/12/06 | Will Weissert - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Electoral officials said Tuesday that they will burn the ballots from the disputed presidential election despite calls from both candidates to spare them. Luis Carlos Ugalde, chairman of the Federal Electoral Institute, or IFE, said in a letter to President-elect Felipe Calderon that a 1990 law clearly called for the burning of the ballots from the July 2 election. "The IFE is obliged to destroy electoral documentation once the electoral process is concluded," Ugalde wrote. No date was set for the burning. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had asked that the ballots be saved, claiming fraud...
  • Political chaos rules in Oaxaca (Mexico)

    09/12/2006 11:00:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Arizona Republic | September 12, 2006 | Chris Hawley
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  • Obrador rejects Mexico election defeat-("immigration could become an exodus,)

    09/10/2006 5:16:26 AM PDT · by Flavius · 47 replies · 1,053+ views
    telegraph ^ | 10/09/2006 | By James Hider in Mexico City
    Mexico faces a plunge into political chaos after a senior aide to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that the Left-wing former mayor of Mexico City will set up a "resistance government" and declare himself president, despite being declared the loser of July's election. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador Mr Lopez Obrador's campaign refuses to acknowledge defeat, and has set up sprawling protest camps in Mexico City's main square "Even though the official institutions, like a spent force, have recognised the Right-wing candidate, we are not going to," Gerardo Fernandez Norona, a senior strategist in Mr Lopez Obrador's campaign, told The Sunday...
  • Obrador says he will create government

    09/08/2006 3:04:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 824+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 8, 2006 | MARK STEVENSON
    Last updated 1:33 p.m. PT ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given up efforts to have himself declared winner of Mexico's presidential race, but he still plans a parallel government to cater to the poor and keep alive his fight against the president-elect, a party spokesman said Friday. Since Mexico's top electoral court rejected Lopez Obrador's allegations of widespread fraud in the July 2 vote, he has focused on a Sept. 16 convention where supporters will declare him leader of a resistance government. The plan is to block President-elect Felipe Calderon at every step, including his...
  • Lopez Obrador Rages in Mexico City at Yesterday's Decision of the Electoral Tribunal (Translation)

    09/06/2006 3:47:16 PM PDT · by StJacques · 48 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | September 6, 2006 | El Universal redaction ( translated by self )
    The 10 Points of AMLO's Message Redaction EL El Universal Mexico City Wednesday 6 September 2006 After the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) gave its qualification of the presidential election and declared Felipe Calderon President-Elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in his informative session [said the following]: 1. He accused the magistrates of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation of submission, "they did not have the courage, the dignity, the pride, the arrogance to act as free men," in ratifying the triumph of the PAN candidate. 2. He stated that he...
  • Mexican Left/ American Left: What's the Difference?

    09/06/2006 5:53:52 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 18 replies · 448+ views
    9/6/06 | 60Gunner
    The story goes like this: A man is elected the nation's president by a narrow margin. The loser of the election, who is a leftist, demands a recount. The recount also goes in favor of the winner. The high court of the land is called in to rule. The judgment upholds the nation's constitution and rules in favor of the winner of the recount. The loser's leftist supporters are stunned; many openly weep, rant and curse, and the leftist's supporters vow to leave their country for the country to the north. The leftist loser also vows to oppose the newly-elected...